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Upcoming Events:

Open Mic Night! (Available by request!)

Bring an instrument or come to watch the musicians! Feel free to e-mail, facebook message, or text to reserve a performing spot. 

For the most up-to-date information find us on Facebook for current events! 


Friday, May 4th - 

3:00 - 6:00 PM - Happy "Hour" Specials
6:00 PM - Prime Rib Dinner

Happy Hour will include $2 domestics and Half-Price Margaritas!

Prime Rib Dinner is just $20 and includes your choice of any two: Soup, Salad, Fried Sides, Baked Potato w/ Butter and/or Sour Cream. We also have homemade Au Jus and Horseradish Cream Sauce

Saturday, May 5th, 

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Dinner Buffet! $12/person, All You Care To Eat
6:30 - 9:00 PM  "Commons Collective" Jazz Quintet & CD Release
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM - CINCO DE MAYO PARTY!

Come check out the buffet, it includes a non-alcoholic beverage, enjoy the quality music and stay for the Cinco De Mayo anniversary party with continued specials on domestics and margaritas!

Friday, May 11th, 7:00 PM
Hypnotist Rick Conrad

First time fun at JP's! Come see licensed hypnotist Rick Conrad rock the stage. No Cover!

Past Events:

​Saturday, July 8, 7:00 PM
"Downward Spiral" Tuba Quartet

Playin party music for anyone that wants to get down!

Friday, July 14th, 7:30 PM
"Night Major" with Audrey from UNI

First time on the stage, reccomended by Chris Merz, join up to see this excellent jazz combo!

Saturday, July 22nd, 8:00 PM
Chad Harl

Chad and his son play here for the second time! Don't miss these guitar players with their covers and originals playing for the public and Chad's friends and co-workers at Bazooka Farmstar!

Saturday, July 29th, 8:00 PM
Peter Schlamb Band

We've had Peter and his group each year since we've opened, don't miss them again this Saturday!

​Saturday, March 25th, 7:30 PM
Society of Broken Souls

Dennis & Lauryn return to the stage with their acoustic duo, open at 6:00 for dinner!

Saturday, July 22nd, 8:00 PM
Chad Harl

Chad and his son play here for the second time! Don't miss these guitar players with their covers and originals playing for the public and Chad's friends and co-workers at Bazooka Farmstar!

Saturday, April 8th, 7:00 PM
Matt, Joe, Heather & Kelsey Quartet 

Can't wait for this special evening of dinner music with this quartet! Open at 6:00, music from 7 - 930 or so.

​Saturday, April 15th, 8:00 PM
Nalani & Cory

Veterans of the stage come hear Cory Canny & Nalani Proctor play for us again!

Saturday, April 22nd, 8:00 PM
eXposed Fiction

From Iowa City, on the stage again! 

Friday, May 5th
5 YEAR Anniversary!

Oliver Sean, special visitor from Europe to play.

​Friday, May 12th, 8:00 PM
"Extended Trio" w/ Brad Webb

Saturday, May 20th, 8:00 PM
Jason with "The Other Guys!"

Friday, May 26th
Sean Costanza

Friday, June 2nd, 
Sue Hegstrom QuartetSharon L Bosquet

Sharon Bousquet is a triple threat: an award-winning songwriter, vocalist extraordinaire and a uniquely skilled guitarist when accompanying herself in solo and duo settings. Sharon writes and performs Indie-folk, Americana, a capella, and melodic instrumentals, as well as select cover songs she makes her own. On May 15, Bousquet achieved top-ten status in the Philadelphia Songwriter's Competition. She splits her time between Philly and S.E. Iowa.

​Saturday, April 9th, 7:30 PM
Big Band Theory

Always a good time! Don't miss the big band!

Friday, May 6th, 7:30 PM
The Blake Shaw Blues Trio

Blake plays an awesome bass, from Iowa City.

Friday, May 13th, 8:30 PM
Cedar County Cobras

Returning to JP's classic rock, blues, covers and originals!

Saturday, May 14th, 8:00 PM
Hanging Hearts Trio from Chicago

First time on the stage! Come check out this Jazz combo from The Windy City.Thursday, February 25th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Washington High School Jazz Band

WHS Annual Concert @ JP's!

Friday, February 26th, 8:00 PM
Peter Schlamb Band

Vibraphone, Jazz, Superb Group!

Saturday, February 27th, 8:00 PM
Jumbies Caribbean

Steel Drum & More! Awesome Caribbean music.

Friday, March 4th, 8:30 PM
Conway Seavey Band

Our Alaskan friends are back!

Saturday, March 5th, 8:30 PM
Society of Broken Souls

Dennis & Lauryn, beautiful acoustic music.

Saturday, March 19th, 8:00 PM
Jarrod Hogan w/ Chad McCleary

Local favorites, rock and country, covers and originals

Saturday, March 26th, 8:00 PM
eXposed Fiction

Iowa City favorites, back on the stage!

​Friday, September 11th, 8:00 PM
Brendan Loula

Washington's very own w/ very special World Music

Saturday, September 12th, 3:30 PM
Hawkeye Football!

On the big screen! Kitchen open too.

Friday, September 18th, 8:30 PM
Jarrod Hogan

Excellent acoustic music, covers and originals.

Saturday, September 19th
7:00 PM - Hawkeye Football!
9:00 PM - Jumbies Carribean 

Regae, Soca, Latin-Rock!

Saturday, September 26th
Josh Davis & Ben Wantland

Acoustic artists from Des Moines return to Washington!

Friday, October 2nd

Iowa City based, Jazz & Rock. Dan Padley and other members Drew Morton & Justin DeLuc from Jack Lion!  

Saturday, October 10th, 8:30 PM
Society of Broken Souls

Formerly Truckstop Souvenir, these passionate musicians return!

Friday, October 23rd, 8:00 PM
Autumns Waiting

A very special CD Release Party! Local Chad McCleary's band, I was honored to play keys on their album... expect all of that, and more, this evening!

Sunday, October 25th
Conway Seavey & Band

6:00 PM - Special Dinner, reservations recommended 
7:00 PM - Special Show w/ Conway! 

Friday, November 6th, 8:30 PM
Blake Shaw Band

Iowa City based quintet, original music, first time on our stage

Saturday, July 11th
Class of 1985 Reunion

Thursday, July 16th, 8:30 PM
Subterranean All Stars

The Hurlin's and the Cohen's are coming to jazz it up, join us! 

Saturday, July 18th, 8:30 PM
Conway Seavey from Alaska

Don't miss this special show, a preview to Conway's show at the Washington County Fair. Come early to get a seat!

Friday, July 31st
Class of 1995 Reunion

​Friday, May 29th, 8:30 PM
Sam Knutson

Acoustic Singer/Songwriter

Saturday, May 30th, 7:30 PM
Christopher Merz's Very Happy Band

Bright Jazz Quartet!

Thursday, June 4th, TBD
Randy Swift & Friends

Group Jazz Event

Satuday, June 13th

Friday, June 19th
Colin Shepherd Rehearsal Dinner

Saturday, June 27th
Class of 2000 Reunion

Tuesday, March 17th, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Mills Seed Building is the location. Live music, door prizes, light snacks, and a good time is the plan! It's for awareness and fundraising, so, if you can afford it, a suggested donation at the door will be available!  

Friday, March 20th, 9:00 PM
Subterranean All-Stars

Our Fairfield Jazz/Funk Trio returns with Eric Hurlin, David Hurlin, & Gemma Cohen!

Saturday, March 21st, 9:00 PM
The Host Country w/ X-Ray Mary

The Host Country joins us again with friends X-Ray Mary. Don't miss this show! Folk & Rock. 

Saturday, March 28th, 8:30 - 11:30 PM
Blue Scratch

Super excited to have this group for the first time! In their words: We are; Jeff Robison on Guitar, Jay Dean on Bass, Tiffany Zweibohmer on drums, with Kyndra Lundquist on vocals. We are a mix of age and youth with a range of experience that shares a common love of great tunes from all eras.

Friday, April 3rd, 8:30 PM
Exposed Fiction

Back from Iowa City to play! More about them: here

Friday, April 10th, 8:30 PM

Spring tour time and Jason & Nalani are back with their fantastic acoustic duo!

Saturday, April 18th, 8:30 PM
Truckstop Souvenir

Very excited to welcome this crew to the stage for the first time! Original American Music. Highly recommended, more about them: Here!

Saturday, April 25th, 7:00 PM
Mike Whittaker Fundraiser

All your local favorites - coordination from Tim Cook & Kirk Hitner.

Thursday, April 30th.
7:30 PM - SIGN UP

Long awaited - don't miss out! Bring a team or join one at the event, Four Rounds of 10 Questions, including "name that tune" and "draw that symbol". PRIZES too!

Friday, May 8th, 8:30 PM
Chad Elliot

From Des Moines, sent our way by fellow musician Ryne Doughty, come check out what is sure to be an excellent evening with fantastic tunes. More info to come!

Friday, May 15th, 8:30 PM
James Kennedy & Friends

First-timers again on our stage! Indie labeled latin, rock, & jazz fusion.

Saturday, May 16th, 8:30 PM
Jack Lion

Ambient electronic jazz. 

Saturday, February 7th, 8:00 PM
The Peter Schlamb Band

Vibraphone master and his talented trio make a brief stop in Washington on their tour! Peter's band includes Karl McComas-Reichl on bass and John Kizilarmut on drums. Their new CD "Tink" will be available for purchase!

Saturday, February 14th, Open at 5:30 PM!
Valentines Day Dinner!

Choice of Prime Rib or Grilled Chicken with any two sides as our dinner feature! Full menu also available. ($20 or $14, respectively)

Make a reservation and we'll save you a spot! 

Friday, February 20th, 8:30 PM
Chris the Conquered 

Des Moines, Iowa's Christopher the Conquered (Christopher Ford) has been sitting behind the keys and saying what he can say since he released his debut album I Guess That's What We're Dying For… 

Check him out for the first time on our stage!

Thursday, February 26th, 7:00 PM
Washington Jazz Band Showcase

Enjoy a show with our high school Jazz band!Saturday, January 17th, 8:30 PM

Cam Steinbach & The Groove

Classic Blues & Rock from Ottumwa, Iowa. Come check out these seasoned, talented performers for the first time on the JP's stage!

Friday, January 23rd, 8:30 PM

Nalani & Jason are kicking off their winter tour here! Join us for this fantastic acoustic duo. More about them at http://thepbjs.bandcamp.com/

Saturday, January 24th, 8:00 PM
Jay & Elis

Another acoustic duo not to be missed! It's been too long since they've played here, don't miss this opportunity to see our friends and they return to Washington! More about them at: https://www.facebook.com/RedRockHill

​Friday, December 12th, 7 PM
Comedy & Music ~ ~ Man Cow Show Talent Search & Showcase

Come check out bands and comedians from the region auditioning for the Man-Cow show!  

$10 Cover for this event from 7 PM until 11PM. 
DISCLOSURE: This Music will be LOUD.


20 Foot Forehead
Alternative/Hard Rock From Fairfield IA

Ashes Armada 
Modern Hard Rock From Albia IA

Section Hate 
Metal from Oskaloosa IA

Progressive Alternative/Hard Rock from Burlington IA

Pat Lanips 
Classic/Modern Rock from Ottumwa IA 

James Draper 
Tiffany Buennamen
Andrew Cline
Donny Townsend
Travis Bailes 
Mitch Banks 
Martin Lanthrop  

Saturday, December 13th

6:00 PM :: Melissa's Stairway to the Stars Dinner Party

We remain open to the public, but a special section will be reserved for Miss, Jay and their crew!

8:00 PM :: Blue Cat Alley (Fairfield, Iowa)

A favorite here at JP's with classic blues and rock!

​Saturday, December 20th

6:00 PM :: Trevor's, "School is Out" Graduation Party

A college graduation congrats and party for Trevor!

8:30 PM :: Chris' Very Happy Band, "Holiday Soiree"

Local talent with Mr. Chris Merz and his Very Happy Band re-join us for what will be a fantastic show!

Friday, December 26th, 8:30 PM
Subterranean All-Stars

Jonnie Cohen and trio returns from Fairfield Iowa with their free style Jazz / Funk music!

Saturday, December 27th
2:00 - 5:00 PM, Jack Sproule's Retirement Party

Wednesday, December 31st
New Year's Eve Bash!

Mark your calender now for our party!

Friday, November 21, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
"Shop & Stroll" Washington Square

Come downtown to Washington and shop and stroll. Features at multiple stores and restaurants, including our features: White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake and a Hot Cider Toddy.

Saturday, November 22, 8:00 PM
Jonnie Cohen Jazz Trio AKA Subterranean All Stars

We are way excited to bring this Fairfield group to the JP's stage for the very first time! Thanks to Lorraine at Cafe Dodici for the recommendation!

In their words: Subterranean All Stars is part basement funk, part off-road jazzercise, part family reunion telepathy. Made up of Jonnie Cohen and the Hurlin Brothers, this trio of dedicated improvisers will take you to the edge and back like an upside down helicopter whisking the yolks for some eggnog. 

Friday, December 5th, 8 PM
THE PBJ's with Cory Canny

They're back because they're great! Join us for the show.

Thursday, November 6th, 8 PM
Open-Mic Night w/ Special Guest:  
American Idol's Chris Medina 

Tickets are $10 for this event, starting at 7 PM and going until 9 PM.

Chris Medina made it to the top 40 out of 327 contestants on season 10 of American Idol. The night he was eliminated, Jennifer Lopez, one of the judges on American Idol, could not control how terrible she felt that she was the one who had to tell him he would not advance further, she wept uncontrollably on the show that night. The song, "What Are Words", is about Medina's fiancée, Juliana Ramos, who suffered a brain injury as the result of a serious car accident on October 2, 2009, two months before they were to be married. She remained in a coma for 2 months with Medina at her bedside. 

Saturday, November 8th, 8 PM
Martin Carpenter with Lara Wisdom

Locals Steve Olsen & Heather Heddens recommended this duo to us and we are excited to have them join the JP's stage for the first time!

This acoustic has a lot of talent - learn more about them HERE & HERE !

Friday, November 14, 9 PM
Luke Fox & Amanda Drish

Luke Fox returns to the JP's stage, with (for the very first time) local musician Amanda Drish! Join us for awesome acoustic guitar and amazing violin in this acoustic duo! 

Saturday, November 15, 9 PM

Returning to the stage, an excellent show with Mr. Nathan Timmell. 
$5 Cover for this event.​

​Friday, October 17, 6 - 8 PM
Rehearsal Dinner, Kelby & Heidi
Closed to the public until 8 PM

Saturday, Oct 25, 8 PM
The Tubador w/ Randy Swift, JAZZ DUO

Talented local favorites with an evening of Jazz. Come for dinner, drinks & an excellent show!


Thursday, October 30th

This evening is the JUNIOR / SENIOR HIGH KIDS COSTUME CONTEST! Registration begins at 6:30 with the contest starting at 7:00. $5 Cover includes a soda, treat, and contributes to the cash prize. Come join!

Friday, October 31st, 
Rehearsal Dinner, Justin & Taylor 
Closed to the public until 8:00 PM


Join us for the Adult Halloween Party! Open at 6:00 PM with Costume Party Action starting at 8:00 PM. Winners announced between 10 and 10:30 PM!

Featuring: Half Price Specialty Pizzas, and Buy One Get One 1/2 OFF Traditional Pizzas!

Friday, September 5th, AFTER WHS FOOTBALL
Comedy Night w/ Josh Alton & Brian Huggins

$5 Cover

Join us after the football game for a comedy show! Approx start time 9:30-10:00.... Headlining comic Josh Alton emcee at The Funny Bone, experience includes opening for Larry the Cable Guy. Also featured will be comedian Brian Huggins, emcee at Penguins Comedy Club. Special guests Logan Garber and Tiffany also in the mix!

Saturday, September 6th, 9 PM
Luke Fox

No Cover.

Luke Fox returns to our stage. From Des Moines, Luke is an incredibly talented acoustic artist. More about him and his music: Here!

Saturday, September 13th, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
LET's Fundraiser

Join us for a wonderful night of music and very worthy cause! Opening the evening is Randy Swift & John Kessel. Fantastic tunes continue with Christopher Merz and an assembly he has put together.

$5 suggested donation, all proceeds going towards the LET's Center for the Arts.

Thursday, September 25th, 8:00 PM
Comedian Scott Long!

Scott is incredibly talented, has been on television, and offers a quality show that will be (mostly) family appropriate. :). $5 Cover 

Saturday, September 27th, 9 PM
Max Hay!

Making his way across North America, Max is in the midwest today and will join us again at JP's! Don't miss the opportunity to hear Max's rich vocals and incredibly skills on the guitar and harmonica!Saturday, July 5th
WHS Reunion, Class of '99

Open to the public, but expect to socialize with the Class of '99!

Saturday, June 21, 9 PM
Danielle French

Our favorite Canadian returns to the stage on her North American tour! Come see her again w/ special guest Carley Bear! More about Danielle: Here!

Friday, June 27th, 9 PM
Jarrod Hogan w/ Chad McCleary

Always a great time with popular rock and country covers as well as some fantastic original tunes - come on out and join the party!

Thursday, July 3
Relay for Life 5K!

6:30 start at the Washington Square and an awards banquet with specials for everyone, and for the runners in the race, at 8 PM!

DJ Smooth Grooves
(bringing in) 4th of July Party!!!

Join us after the Relay event and bring in the 4th with some smooth beats. Red, White, & Blue get's you One (1) FREE drink!Friday, May 23rd

4:30 - 6 PM: Happy Hour per usual

6 - 8 PM: JP's Grilled Chicken Dinner Feature. I grill it and you'll love it, you call it - mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables, as a grilled chicken salad, or with a side of fries and a dipping sauce... $10 however you want it.  

8 - 10 PM: Rockin' another great feature - Celebrating 30 with $3 Calls! All specialty drinks (everything on the specialty menu, long island ice teas, lemon drops... ) you call it - it's $3
10 PM - 1 AM: Special guest DJ Smooth Groves joins the party and is guaranteed to dial things up... don't miss out.

... you can expect birthday cake on-the-house, as supplies last. Tentative flavors are lemon-raspberry and chocolate. 

Saturday, May 24th, 9 PM
Billy Bourbon

Billy Bourbon, Texas Troubadour, Band Leader, and Singer/Songwriter. Billy's music is Texamericana. Rock with strong Country and Blues influence. Artist he covers include: Jerry Jeff Walker, Bob Seger, Billy Joe Shaver, Bruce Springsteen, John Prine, Cross Canadien Ragweed, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jackson Brown, Charlie Robison, Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones and many, many more.

Friday, May 30th, 8:30 PM

From Burlington they are coming again to play rock, country, and other popular covers. Always a good time - don't miss out!

Saturday, May 31st, 9:00 PM
Gilbert Goldsmith

A fellow University of Iowa Cambus Driver, Robby Gilbertson is bringing his duo to rock the house this Saturday night!

In their words: Gilbert Goldsmith is the name of a folk duo from Des Moines, Iowa. Inspired by a small-town Iowa upbringing, they use an array of folk/blues guitar styles on top of soulful harmonies. They enjoy small, backyard jams just as much as entertaining a crowd. Check them out: Here!

Friday, April 11th, 8:30 PM
Exposed Fiction from Iowa City

Exposed Fiction is a three piece folk/roots rock/old time band based in Iowa City, IA. In live shows the members play guitars, banjo, ukelele, harmonica, and percussion, performing mostly original music and mixing acoustic and electric sounds. See more of their stuff: Here! 

Saturday, April 12th, 11:00 - 3:00

We are excited to launch the first of Saturday Brunch which will be a regular thing on the first Saturday of each month! Jordi Doughty, with culinary education and a focus in baking, will be handling the back house for these events. Chris Kane will be our front house lead managing orders as well as the bloody mary and mimosa bar! Menu includes some amazing crepes (a thin french pancaked stuffed either sweet, with fruit and whipped cream, or savory, with sausage/bacon, sriracha cream cheese, etc.). Also we have an awesome quiche in store, fresh fruit, yogurt, english muffins, and more!

Monday, April 21st, 6:30 - 8:30
Volunteer Recruiting for the 175th!

Come enjoy a lovely dessert buffet and sign up for fun volunteer opportunities during the week of Washington's 175th from that takes place June 1 - 8th!

Thursday, April 24th, 7:30, sign up, THEN THE EVENT @ 8!!!
Let's do a Pub Quiz!!

It's been way too long - how about a pub quiz!? $5 entry fee to go towards prize money for our winners. A variety of pop culture trivia as well as the questions that appeal to those with book smarts!

Friday, April 25th

We're doing half price appetizers and half price domestic beers from 4:30 - 6:00 PM!

Saturday, April 26th, 8:30 PM
Ben Schmidt

You may have seen Ben sing and play guitar during Washington's "Slow Down & Savor" event. What a wonderful night! Join us again for Ben Schmidt from Iowa City with vintage folk and blues.  


Friday, May 2nd, 9 PM 
Dinner & Comedy!


Daniel will be joining us for the first time this evening! 

Daniel Frana, 22, is an Iowa City-based standup comedian who performs around the state. Frana grew up on a small farm outside of Decorah and came to Iowa City four years ago to study genetics at the University of Iowa. During the day, Frana works for Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville, but at night he comes alive as the host of the Funny or Die Comedy Show at the Blue Moose Tap House and the monthly comedy revue at The Mill. 

Also on the docket is Donzilla Tjernagel (AKA The Comedy Monster). If you've seen Don you definitely remember him. He's the high energy gentlmen with an incredibly foul tongue. He's been on BBC, Comedy Central, and spent his time in Vegas as well. Opening for Don is Logan Garber and our show is hosted by Mr Southeast Iowa, Dave Johnson. There is a $5 cover for this show, beginning at 8 PM. EXPLICIT CONTENT ADVISORY.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Grandfather Jim Rosien 80th Birthday Party Open House

Teacher, Coach, Driver's Ed Instructor, Father & Grandfather... Grandpa Jim celebrates his 80th birthday on May 4th, with an open-house this Saturday. Open to the public - come enjoy light appetizers and a rich chocolate cake, hosted by the three siblings: Jeff, Joe, & Jane.  

Friday, May 9th
Henderson & Jesse Rehearsal Dinner

Saturday, May 10th
Going Away Party - Ike & Bethany!

Friday, May 16th, 8 PM - Midnight
Ferg's Open-Mic Tropical themed Fundraiser!

Gilligan's Island theme with tropical drink features with a portion of proceeds for Ferg & Family. Free will donation jars. Friends of Fergie will have lais for sale with proceeds for the cause. Join us! Bring an instrument and join others on the stage for a great evening with great music!

Saturday, May 17th
Tenia Evans Briday Shower Kick-off! 4:00 PM

Tenia & Travis are getting married and the gals are starting the party of here. Open to the public per usual at 6 PM.  

Friday, March 21st, 9 PM
The Treats w/ Def-Kittie BlinDogg

We are way excited to bring these two local bands from the region into our venue for the first time! It's going to be a rockin' show, come prepared!

The Treats - Formed in 2006, four friends in Mount Pleasant put together a short set of songs to perform for a skatepark benefit. They never got their skatepark but they kept the momentum and The Treats were born. This rock band plays exclusively original material and is well-known for their strengths in story-telling style of song-writing.

Def-Kittie BlinDogg - formed in Iowa City 2011, they were originally a studio duo. DKBD played acoustic sets of their humorous to painfully honest songs until Fall 2012 when they recruited a bass player and drummer. Now, the four piece band has a modest but dedicated fan base that celebrates the funky energetic style DKBD brings to their shows.

Saturday, March 22nd, 11:30 PM - 1:30 AM
DJ Smooth Groves

Join local DJ Kyle Smothers aka DJ Smooth Groves as he sits the town with a nice R&B and Hip Hop mix of great music. NOTE: Lyrics contain explicit colloquialisms and vernacular.  

Friday, March 28th
Josh Davis w/ Ryne Doughty

2nd time is the charm for this great show! Come see Des Moines based musician Josh Davis with some opening tunes and other collaboration with Ryne! More of Josh's music with his band Bright Giant can be found: Here!

Friday, April 4th, 8:00 PM.
Chris' Very Happy Band

Christopher Merz, saxophone; Mike Conrad, piano; Drew Morton, bass; Dave Tiede, drums

Let’s face it. Jazz has the reputation of being stuffy, impenetrable music that you have to know something to “get.” A bad inside joke, like the Elks lodge. The worst part of hipsterdom. Old, balding guys wearing sunglasses inside. AT NIGHT. Well, we hope to change your opinion about all of that.

The jubilant sound of Christopher’s Very Happy. Band. results from a combination of bright sounding compositions played with joyous abandon by its four members. Individually, their performance credits include the Umbria (Italy), Montreaux (Switzerland), Ozone (Switzerland), Guinness (South Africa) Twin Cities (Minneapolis) and Iowa City jazz festivals. All have interests and experiences across the gamut of current musical styles ranging from Classical to pop, electronica to soul. All of this experience comes to bear in their work together. 

In addition to this aggregation, the members of CVH.B. perform together in COLOSSUS Central, a large jazz ensemble led by Mike Conrad, as well as a myriad of other groups you haven’t heard of. It is our fondest wish for this music to make you as happy as it makes us. Very Happy. Indeed.

Saturday, April 5th, 8:00 PM
The PBJs joined by The Host Country

Come hear the beautiful sounds of Nalani Proctor on Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, & Violin as well as the skills of Jason Bolinger on Drums, Vocals, Guitars. This will be their second time on our stage! Thanks to the Canny family for this great recommendation - we hope to see you do a few songs as well! See more of their stuff: Here!

Joining the stage with Nalani and Jason will be the band "The Host Country" from the Cedar Falls area. Their leading lady, Diana Garles, is from the Fairfield area. See more of their stuff: Here!Friday, March 14th, 9 PM

Max Hay!

Montana based traveling man, don't miss the opportunity to see him again as he plays on our stage!

Saturday, March 15th, 8 PM
Blue Cat Alley


Fairfield based blues, rock, jazz and country group comes back to JP's! Members include:

Astred Griffin Doud -- Vocals
Beth Payne -- Vocals Guitar percussion
David Bordow -- Keyboard Vocals percussion
Kevin Wells -- Lead Guitar
Mark Soth -- Guitar Vocals
Stevie Ray Jeffries -- Drums Sax Harmonica Vocals
Tim Laughrin -- Bass

Friday, January 24th
EBD Holiday Party

Available for public dining, but will be celebrating the party witih EBD from 6 to 10 PM

​Friday, January 25th, time TBD
Slow Down & Savor Washington

Enjoy several New York Cheesecake variations (the $3 feature dessert!) as well as a choice of coffee ($2) or champagne ($4)!  

We are planning to have live music, more information to follow as it if finalized.

Friday, January 31st
Josh Davis from the band "Bright Giant"

Come see Josh for the second time on our stage! From Des Moines, fellow musician Ryne Doughty sends Josh our way. For more info, check Josh and his band out: here!

Sunday, Feb 2
Super Bowl Shin-Dig!

Hosted appetizers and a beer margarita feature. Game on a projection screen. Join us anytime after 3 PM!

Thursday, February 6th
YMCA Event

Open to the public.

Friday, February 7th
Jarrod Hogan (and guests)

You've seen Jarrod perform before with local Chad McCleary and others. Don't miss out as he joins the stage again!

Friday, February 14th
Valentines Day!

Reservations reccomended. Enjoy the full menu, pizza features, as well as a featured entree, details to be confirmed. Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne - totally available... jello shots too! Make the evening whatever you'd like it to be!

Friday, February 21st.
"Ambushed" w/ Marv & friends from Muscatine, IA

Saturday, February 22nd
Peter Schlamb's Band

A four piece set with originating member from St. Louis - join this neat pairing of incredibly skilled vibraphone with keys, drums, and a bass player.

Thursday, February 27th, 7 PM
Washington High School Band

Doing a show just for the fun of playing somewhere! Expect Jazz and more.

Friday, February 28th, 8:30 PM
Seth Allen

Seth is an acoustic solo artist originally from Australia. Expect many old time favorites!

Friday, March 7th, 9 PM
Dinner & A Comedy Show.

Co-headliners Nathan Timmel from satellite radio and Jeff Caudel from the Des Moines Funny Bone are set to join the stage. Come early for dinner!

Saturday, March 8th PRIVATE PARTY
Lassen Wedding Reception
We will be closed to the public until 10 PM for the Lassen reception! Apologies for any inconvenience, feel free to join us as the night winds up and theirs winds down!

Friday, January 10th
Comedy Night w/ Scott Long

We are excited to have Scott, a nationally touring stand-up comedian that will join us while he is in southeast Iowa! Scott is a University of Iowa grad who has appeared on NBC, FOX, and The Bob & Tom Show.  

Opening acts include Mitch Banks & Donny Townsend.  

We are open at 4:30, with the full kitchen from 5:00-10:00 and the show will begin at 9! Reservations are being accepted.  

Friday, January 17th, time TBD
"The PBJ's" w/ friends from the Canny family

Join Jason & Nalani as they are sent our way from local friend Chris Canny. We are excited to have their guitar and drum duo play in our spot. For more info - check them out online: here!

Friday, January 31st
Josh Davis from the band "Bright Giant"

Come see Josh for the second time on our stage! From Des Moines, fellow musician Ryne Doughty sends Josh our way. For more info, check Josh and his band out: here!
Thursday, December 5th

YMCA Annual Meeting
Open to the public. Light appetizers at 5:00, program at 6:00 PM.

8:00 PM
Open-Mic Special w/ Kessell & Friends!
Join us for our open-mic tonight with some very special guests!

Friday, December 6th, 9 PM.
Dinner & Comedy with Steve Pilchen AKA "The Roundguy"

​Comedy Night will return this Friday evening! A new comedian that hasn't been to our stage before will be joining us - you should too! Our full kitchen will be open from 5:00 - 9:00 and includes this evening's feature in addition to all our usual menu items - homemade cheese, pepperoni, canadian bacon, or italian sausage pizza! Many other toppings to build your own as you wish.

Opening acts include Dave Johnson AKA "Mr. Southeast Iowa" and Loggon Garber. The Roundguy will follow as the feature. Continue reading for Mr. Pilchen's Bio!

The Roundguy has been performing stand-up comedy since 1990 and has appeared at colleges and clubs all over the county, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada and Atlantic City. He has appeared with Steven Wright, Pauly Shore, Kevin Pollak, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy as well as opened for Huey Lewis and the NEws, Michael Bolton, and David Sanborn.

The Roundguy has appeared in local theater in Des Moines and has been in several movies culminating in his selection as the best supporting actor at the Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards Ceremony 2001 for his role in the movie "Cutter".

The Roundguy is co-host of KGGO's morning radio show for the past 10 years and serves as the house emcee at the Funny Bone Comedy Club and also as co-host of the highly popular Sunday night sports talk call-in show "Sound-Off" on TV Channel 13.

The Roundguy was recently featured on NBC's hit show "The Biggest Loser", representing the state of Iowa. During season 3 of 2006 he lost 51 pounds and now speaks about his experience and weight loss to various groups and businesses.  

Saturday, December 14th, 9 PM.
The Jesse White Band

Join us for the Jesse White band, a four-piece american-rock style group that includes local guitarist Chad McCleary, Jesse White on vocals, Brian Corley on bass, and Matt Wagner on drums!

More info can be found online at: http://www.reverbnation.com/thejessewhiteband

Monday, December 23rd
Ryne Doughty Holiday Show

Join us and local talent currently based out of Des Moines, Ryne Doughty. If you've joined us before for Ryne's show - we'll see you tonight. If you haven't had the chance to hear this local talent - please come in and check things out this Monday evening!

Friday, December 27th, 9 PM
The band "Ambushed"

Join Marvin, Butch, Mikey, Bo & Madonna, coming to us from Muscatine, as they play the popular music that we all enjoy! Check them out online at: http://theambushedband.com/music/

Thursday, November 14th, 8:30 PM
Demon Football - - - AND - - - - Jake McVey

Go Demon Football! We'll be cheering them on as the play in the dome from here in Washington. We'll have a spot to listen to the game and a spot to listen to Jake perform. Join us and stay-in-the-loop with both!

Full Kitchen open until 10 PM.  

Sunday, November 17th
Doors open at 6:30, opener at 7:00, Luke at 8:00.
Luke Redfield w/ Brave Julius 

Join us for this special Sunday show! Another band that is being directed our way by Ryne Doughty - these guys are going to fill the JP's stage with some great music. Two guitars and one keyboard are in the works w/ Luke & Friends. Check out some of their stuff at:


"The newest album from Minneapolis-based country-folk troubadour Luke Redfield has been a long time coming. Tusen Takk is a two-year collaboration with Jeremy Ylvisaker (who plays guitar in Andrew Bird’s touring band), and it features Twin Cities favorites like Dosh, Peter Pisano of Peter Wolf Crier, JoAnna James, and Haley Bonar. The album, which has already garnered a fair amount of buzz, is finally slated for release on Dream Song records in March 2012. Expect more of Redfield’s steadied honey tenor and amped-up production. His songwriting and affinity for Americana and roots music were large parts of his 2010 debut Epheremal Eon, but Tusen Takk may be a zoom out from traditional folk and country music, and an infusion of a broader, sweeping style." 
―The Onion AV Club

Opening Act starts at 7 PM w/ Brave Julius. Check him out at: https://soundcloud.com/brave-julius

Saturday, November 23rd, 8:00 PM
James Harper

Jim Harper is the father of local Fareway manager Dave Waite, and is a popular Nashville artist who also plays many shows in the Quad Cities area.


Join us for another great show with Jim and his family & friends!​

Friday, November 8th
GO DEMONS! Join us to listen/watch the game at 7 PM.

LIVE MUSIC! Join us to celebrate the win with some great music at 9 PM.
​​Josh Davis - - 9 PM

Join us and Des Moines based musician Josh Davis. Josh is friends with local Ryne Doughty and has been directed our way for this evening's show.

More info about Josh and his band Bright Giant online at: https://www.facebook.com/brightgiant

Saturday, November 9th, 6:00 PM - ?

Join the fun with food, music, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and more! 

Live Music by: Mary Jo Koehler, Henry Eicher, Beth Payne, Brandon Cook, Mark Robinson, Darby Dawson, Mike Whittaker, Tim Cook, Steve and Mary Delaney, & Randy Swift!

Other Information: NO COVER ~ Free Will Donations, Raffle, etc. $20 PIZZA (w/ $8 going to PAWS) Mixed Drinks w/ $1 going to PAWS.​


Full schedule of Community-wide events can be found on the Chamber website at: http://chamber.washingtoniowa.org/trick-or-treat-around-the-squa/

Thursday, October 31st
6-8 p.m. NEW! Teen (Jr. & Sr. High) Costume Party at JP's 207

$5: Enters you in the contest, scores you unlimited soda and special Halloween goodie. There will be a cash prize for the costume winner(s)!

Friday, November 1st
Halloween Happy Hour starting at 4:30! Enjoy $1 off drinks and half price appetizers until 6:00 PM.

Saturday, November 2nd
Costume Party for Adults: 8:00 PM
Enjoy Halloween music, fun costumes, and a fun safe place to cut loose and relax!

Wednesday, October 2nd: 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Enjoy appetizers and drinks here at JP's where proceeds will be donated for the cause. There is no cover for this event - but free will donation jars will be present.
Entertainment will be provided by the cast of the Washington Community Theater's upcoming show "Pinocchio" at 6:30 PM.
Live Music will also be on the agenda. Expect to enjoy tunes from several special guests, or feel free to bring you instrument and join the jam!

Thursday, October 3rd
Happy Hour, 4:30 - 6:00
Dinner & Drinks, 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Friday, October 4th,
Class of 1973 and the reunion of the band:
"REC" !

Don't miss out on the opportunity to witness the reunion of this class the connection of former band members to peform the evening of Washington's homecoming!
We remain open to the public, and anyone, especially friends of the class, are welcome to attend!

Saturday, October 5th
Class of 1998 Reunion, 6:00 PM.

Cocktail hour at 6:00 with dinner at 7:00. We remain open to the public, especially after 9 PM. Friends of the class are encouraged to join.

Thursday, October 10th, 8 PM
Val Goodrich

From the Fairfield area we are excited to have Val hit the JP's stage.

Val’s style is difficult to classify with just one word! As an original songwriter, Val dabbles in many areas – from folk-rock to blues. This diversity is shown by openings at the Blue Note (Columbia, Missouri): for Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women, and Iris DeMent, who was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Contemporary Folk Category. Val has also opened for Texas rock-blues legend-Bugs Henderson, blues pianist-Kelley Hunt, and singer/songwriters-Ferron and Melissa Ferrick. - See more at:


Saturday, October 12th, 8 PM
Danika Holmes w/ Jeb Hart

This will be the third time we've had the pleasure of hosting Danika & Jeb. If you haven't had the opportunity to hear them, don't miss out on this show! If you have heard them before, we'll look forward to seeing you again.  

“Danika Holmes is a rising star in the heartland!” says Bill Sullivan of The Rock and Roll Report. American Picker Mike Wolfe of The History Channel says, “She’s a true American talent… I couldn’t stop listening!” Music critics agree that Danika is charming and energetic with a welcoming tone in her voice which is as gentle as a breeze. 

Danika grew up in a family of five kids. She says, “I was a little rag-a-muffin who tromped around in hand me down clothes and spent every free minute building projects with my dad or creating something, anything, from fashions to songs and dances.” Now more than ever, Danika is happy to be creating. Her passion for music and her life experiences lend the inspiration for her songs that reverberate with hope. Onstage Danika delivers her tunes with extreme vibrance, both inspiring and entertaining. 

More info is online at: http://www.danikaholmes.com 

Friday & Saturday, October 19th & 19th
Southeast Iowa Artist Tour

Join us for a special Friday night dinner night and extended hours on Saturday for those traveling in the area to visit the homes of Southeast Iowa artists.

Saturday, October 19th
Hawkeyes @ Ohio
2:30 PM KickOff

​​Friday, September 27th, 9:00 PM 
Comedy Night with Jeremy Danley, "The Mighty Jer-Dog"

Join us for another dinner & a show night with a new comedian. This will be his first time in our space, but we are excited to have Jer-Dog in the house.

The full menu will be available as well as an entree feature, pizza, & 5 additional sides. 

Jer-Dog brings to the stage a powerhouse performance 
delivering fast paced one-liners and story-telling, while 
simultaneously incorporating characters, voices, sound 
effects, and audience interaction. His captivating, blue 
collar style has mass appeal without being generic or 
politically correct. Jer-Dog also dives into material about 
the challenges of transforming from an obnoxious party-
animal into a domesticated stay-at-home dad.

Saturday, September 28th, 9:00 PM

Excited to have Max return to Washington!

Max Hay, a touring singer-songwriter and recording artist from Helena, MT, plays Blues, Irish, Country, Reggae, Original and Folk music for pubs, bars, restaurants, festivals, parties, and events all over the world. Click Here to book Max to come play guitar and harmonica for you. 

Saturday, September 14th

5:00 PM
U of Iowa vs. ISU Football!

9:00 PM
Kory Murphy

Welcoming back, from Wisconsin, friend of Brandon's, Kory Murphy.  

Kory Murphy grew up in small towns in the midwest and currently based in Wisconsin and has recently emerged onto the solo singer/songwriter. Kory infuses his vocal gifts with heartfelt, sincere emotion, adding a rich and mellow acoustic guitar sound to produce a refreshing and spirited style of indie folk music that will get your attention immediately. Kory takes his inspiration from musicians such as Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst, Tom Waits, and Billie Holiday. He often accompanies his thoughtful guitar strumming with a crisp harmonica sound and the steady beat of unconventional percussion instruments. More info online at http://www.korymurphy.com and www.facebook.com/korymurphymusic 

Saturday, September 21st
Hawkeye Football!


Euchre Tournament!
Bags Tournament!

Join us for the game and then a Euchre and Bags Tournament. It is also the birthday of our friend Amanda. For more information, or to sign-up, call (319) 321-5365 or e-mail Jaron at jaron.jps207@gmail.com

Friday, July 19th, 9:00 PM
Dustin Blank w/ Emily Warren!

Emily Warren returns to play popular covers and original tunes on the keys. Many of you have heard her sweet voice and if you haven't, make a point to join us tonight for a great show!

Following Emily's set hear Dustin's strong guitar and boisterous vocals for another enjoyable musical experience.

Saturday, July 20th
Class Reunion: Class of 1993

Open at 6:00. Food is from 7:00 - 9:00

Special Musical Guest: Geoff from Simpleton & Folk!

We remain open to the public - but expect a crowd! The class of 1993 invites their friends, family, and former teachers to join them if they wish.

Friday, July 26th, 9:00 PM 
You Knew Me When 

We are excited to have this folk-indie rock duo, including Iowa Native, Karisa, from Clear Lake, play at our venue!
The music of You Knew Me When parades between a fusion of progressive indie-rock and folky compositions all infused with a myriad of pulsing and stirring beats. Muen Magazine stated, “You Knew Me When has written a record that could potentially be the next big thing to the masses, just like what The Civil Wars did and what The Avett Brothers are currently doing.” While blending their vocals, Karisa, who until recently served as a Nashville public school music teacher, provides the piano, ukulele, and glockenspiel, as Cie, who spent several years as the Global Events Production Manager for Gibson Guitar, supplies the guitar and rhythmic nuances. The cumulative result is a musical style that blends a singer-songwriter soul with a pop/rock mentality.

"If you're a fan of groups like Matt Costa, The Shins, The Postal Service, The Decemberists and Coldplay, then you simply must check out You Knew Me When."
-Jon C Owens, Booking Coordinator, Acoustic E.N

Thursday, August 1st
Jake McVey 8:00 PM

We are able to catch Jake again between shows. Full Kitchen Available from 5:00 - 9:00. Make a reservation and join us to eat and enjoy some quality country music by this talented local and national artist.

Our Regular Open-Mic Scheduled for this evening could either take place on Friday, during the class reunion party, or as a part of the Saturday Celebrate Jam. Contact Jaron if you are interested in adapting your act for such.

Friday, August 2nd
Class Reunion Party

We remain open to the public.

Saturday, August 3rd
Celebrate Washington!

"Big Band Theory" Small Group Jam Session to follow the show on the main stage. Join us!

Friday, August 30th, 9 PM
Don Tjernagel "The Comedy Monster" Returns!

We are excited to have Don back to fill our space with his humorous, albeit extremely vulgar, take on life. Be advised this show will contain adult content. Reservations will be accepted for t

Saturday, June 29th

Class of 2003 Class Reunion!
​We remain open to the public, of course. But you can also expect to be joined by the Washington High School class of 2003! :) 

Saturday, July 13th, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Keota Brass Band
Join us for Dinner, Drinks, & A Show! 

In addition to the music described below, we will also have a featured entree with choice of 2 sides for $14.

The Keota Brass Band include Roger Richardson from Keota on Trumpet; Tom Hahn from Keota, trombone; Stan Knipfer from Keosauqua, guitar; and Gary McCurdy from Washington, tuba.

Members of the group have been playing together in various groups for more than 20 years. This particular group has been together about 5 years. The group specializes in many of the old tunes from the early part of the 20th century as well as some of tunes identified with the city of New Orleans. The members love playing together and bring energy and excitement to their performances. They have become very popular at many of the senior facilities in the area as well as some of the festivals and celebrations in Southeast Iowa!

Friday, May 31st:

We will be open for lunch from 11:00 - 2:00 and then will stay open into the afternoon and evening for all our friends in the education community. Join us to celebrate summer break!

Chad McCleary & Jarrod (from Arkansas!) 9:00 PM
Join us and returning local talent Chad McCleary! Chad brings his friend Jarrod to the stage for this last minute addition to the weekend!

Saturday, June 1st:

Washington's Ridiculous Days! 
Don't miss out on this fun filled day! Starts downtown at 9:00 in the morning with a variety of events all day long, ending in a fantastic and ridiculous parade. Join myself on the main stage at 12 noon for the "Minute to Win It" part of the fun!

Danny Whitson! 9:00 PM

Come out and see Danny and his rich range of quality country music!

Danny Whitson grew up in a small town of around 1200 people in Eastern Iowa.
Filling in occasionally with bands from the much larger community of Cedar Rapids, gave Danny the much needed exposure to be picked up by a very talented band in the Cedar Rapids area, "Lonesome Road". Recently voted Best Music in Eastern Iowa, "Lonesome Road" continues to play locally and across the state. Danny has been in music for years, but says, "This is only the beginning... I want to thank the many, many people that have been supportive over the years. My Mom, Kendra, Beth, Scott, My brother Jerry for buying me my first guitar, my whole family, friends and fans. Also, to the greatest band mates in the world."

Saturday, June 8th
Chase Garrett

Boogie-Woogie Piano! 

Chase Garrett, voted “Best Local Act” by the Daily Iowan in 2011, began playing piano at age nine and by seventeen was performing professionally across the U.S. In his travels he has shared the stage with some of today’s most influential blues, boogie woogie and jazz pianists including Axel Zwingenberger, Michael Kaeshammer and James Goodwin. Having been heavily influenced by artists such as Oscar Peterson, Otis Spann and Meade “Lux” Lewis, his style has grown into a diverse mix of boogie woogie, blues and swing. Chase has dedicated himself to the music and is as much of a performer as he is a preservationist, a teacher and producer. He has brought world class pianists to the Englert Theatre in Iowa City, IA for his annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp and has taught at blues and swing festivals across the country.

Tuesday, June 11th
Main Street Washington Patron Party
Tickets required - Outdoor Party at Batterson Studio

Saturday, June 15th
Relay For Life!

Friday, June 21st
Relay for Life fundraiser w/ Becky & Teri

Saturday, May 18th, 9:00 PM
Max Hay

Max Hay, a touring singer-songwriter and recording artist from Helena, MT, plays Blues, Irish, Country, Reggae, Original and Folk music for pubs, bars, restaurants, festivals, parties, and events all over the world. Check him out at www.maxhay.com 

Full Kitchen available from 5:00 - 10 PM!

Saturday, May 25th, 10PM
"Sound Daze" will Rock the House!

Playing a mix of hair band and 90's nostalgia, plus whatever else we want.
We are the coolest band in town because we have 3 lead singers, 2 drummers, and 1 black leather wearer. We channel the cool nerdiness of the 90's while adding in some classic hair, current dance/pop, and lots of rock. 

​Brett Allen - Drums, Vocals
Tyson Dohse - Lead Guitar
Brian Sanny - Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Mark Horn - Bass
Dawn S - Vocals, Drums, Keys

Friday May 10th, 8:00 PM
Danika Holmes Returns! 

Nashville artist Danika Holmes returns to the stage at JP's. You may remember Danika from her special Sunday show in April. Don't miss out if you haven't seen this talented acoustic duo.

Sunday May 12th, 2:00 PM
Jaron & Emily at the Riverside Casino
impersonating Karen & Richard Carpenter.

Note the location - it's not at the Washington venue. This Mother's Day enjoy a delicious buffet and free show at the Riverside Casino. Other acts include: Elvis, Marilyn Monroe.

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 PM 
Community Chest Fundraiser 
Pub Quiz! 

Up to 8 people per team, Tax Deductible $80 to play - 100% goes to Community Chest. Contact Keely Brower for more information at keelis80@yahoo.com 

Saturday, May 4, 9:00 PM 
Dustin Blank & Emily Warren 

Emily returns to the stage with her piano and soulful voice to open for talented artist Dustin Blank. More info to follow.

Friday, April 19th, 8:00 PM, April 10th
Cabin Fever

Don't miss the party with this talented gang of musicians! Cabin Fever is an Iowa based folk rock band, creating musical harmony's that stem from their cabin sessions in the woods. Its members include: Justin Horesowsky - Lead Vocal/Rhythm Guitar, Keth Houseal - Lead Vocal/Rhythm Guitar, Cody Maderich - Lead Guitar, and Handsome Rob - Cajon.

Additional Information - Band member "Horse" and longtime crew of friends includes JP's borther-in-law. Expect to encounter lots of friends of family of the band and the team at this neat show!

Check them out online here!

Wednesday April 10th
Private Dinner Party - Kiwanis AMers

Friday, April 12th, 9:00 PM
Comedian: "Donzilla"

Don Tjernagel

Join us and "The worlds best and smartest dirty comic" - Richard Lanoie/The Serious Comedy Site. I have been advised that this show will contain adult language and themes.

Don “Donzilla” Tjernagel has run rampant on stages across the country. Tjernagel started his stand-up career in 1997 and has continued to figuratively crash his way through audiences comfort zone ever since. Since his debut in Las Vegas, Don “Donzilla” Tjernagel has fine-tuned his show. After a brief period of dormancy, Tjernagel has continued to add to and update bits and pieces to his routine. Now Don “Donzilla” Tjernagel has created a monster of a show for those willing to sit down and watch as he deconstructs long held institutions with his dirty sense of humor. 

Saturday, April 13th, 9:00 PM 
Emily Warren & Friends

Emily Warren is a singer songwriter originally from Kansas, based out of Iowa City. She began learning the piano at the age of seven and studied voice during high school and college. Emily put the two together for the first time when she was eighteen and has been performing ever since. Her inspiration comes from artists such as Regina Spektor, Cold Play, and Joni Mitchell. Emily Warren is best known for her real lyrics that are supported with her original piano melodies and soulful voice.  

Thursday, April 4th 8:30 PM
OPEN-MIC NIGHT & Jam Session
Special Guests: John Kessell & Randy Swift

You're invited! Come watch the show or join-in...

Friday, April 5th...
Dinner & Drinks: 5:00 - 9:00... 
Enjoy the full menu or a special stuffed and roasted pork pinwheel w/ a starch and veggie. We are taking reservations!
Late-Night Dance Party w/ lights, 11 PM - 2 AM​

Saturday, April 6th, 10:30 PM

It's going to be fun and later than usual Categories still TBD... but may include:

Celebrity Trivia 
Pop Culture 
Common Cocktails and 
Slightly Buzzed Geography/History

Sign in beings at 10 PM... no charge to play... build your own teams... and there are going to be some cool prizes that have been donated by the first Wine & Spirits!

Sunday, April 7th 
Nashville/Iowa Artist Danika Holmes
Time has been decided - 6 PM show starts!

Opening for a visiting artist from the area. Singer/Songwriter... acoustic duo... check her out HERE!

Thursday, March 14th 9:00 PM (Sign-in begins at 8:30)

You're invited! Come watch the show or play a set yourself.

Friday, March 15th, 7:00 PM

A reunion of sorts from a St Patty's show one year prior, come hear these young talented musicians once again! Mentored by local talent Randy Swift, this crew will put on an enjoyable show with popular tunes you and your family will recognize and enjoy. Come have dinner or appetizers and see the fun unfold!

Saturday, March 16th, 8:00 PM
Blue Cat Alley

Join us and the Blue Cat Alley crew once again! From Fairfield and the surrounding area this group rocks the house. 

Tuesday, March 26th, 5:00 PM
"Kick-Off!" & "Alive after 5" for Relay For Life!

Join the Relay For Life crew as they kick off the year with this event! Open to the public, come have a snack and socialize!

Thursday, Mar 28th, 8 PM
Jake McVey

Join us and Jake once again for a neat show and great opportunity to see Jake in an intimate venue. 

Saturday, March 30th, 8 PM

The party is coming back! Stay tuned for updates on a possible swing dance refresh an hour before the band plays and other fun details!

Wednesday, March 7th, 7:00 - 9:00 
James W Harper 

The public is invited to attend this special event! We will be opening at 6:00 this Wednesday (including the kitchen!) to have this show. Jim Harper is the father of local Fareway manager Dave Waite, and is a popular Nashville artist who also plays many shows in the Quad Cities area.

Join us for his very first time playing a show in Washington. No doubt you will also see many of your friend from our local Fareway!


​Thursday, March 7th, 5:00 – 7:00
YMCA “Annual Kick-off” w/ Dan Gable

Open to the public. Join the YMCA and their guest Dan Gable as they kick-off the year. Enjoy Dan's favorite food - Cheeseburgers & Macaroni & Cheese.

Saturday, March 9th, 9:00 PM
Kory Murphy & Danielle French

Come hear Kory & Danielle, connected to us through bartender Brandon and the state of Wisconsin! 

Kory Murphy grew up in small towns in the midwest and currently based in Wisconsin and has recently emerged onto the solo singer/songwriter. Kory infuses his vocal gifts with heartfelt, sincere emotion, adding a rich and mellow acoustic guitar sound to produce a refreshing and spirited style of indie folk music that will get your attention immediately. Kory takes his inspiration from musicians such as Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst, Tom Waits, and Billie Holiday. He often accompanies his thoughtful guitar strumming with a crisp harmonica sound and the steady beat of unconventional percussion instruments. More info online at http://www.korymurphy.com and www.facebook.com/korymurphymusic 

Danielle French is a nomadic singer/songwriter based out of Calgary, Alberta. Danielle is an award-winning singer/songwriter whose music has been featured in film and TV. In her 15+ years as a recording artist and performer, she has worked with an impressive list of musicians such as Burton Cummings, Matthew Good, and Martin Tielli (Rheostatics), to name a few. Danielle is also an award-winning filmmaker who has produced/directed three short films to her songs, which have been broadcast on Bravo! More info online at www.daniellefrench.com 

Thursday, February 28th 8:00 PM
Open-Mic Night / Jam Session 
Special Hosts: Pat Bump & Randy Swift! 

Come for the show or bring an instrument if you'd like to play a set yourself, or join in the jam!

Friday, March 1st, 8:00 PM
Ryne Doughty - CD RELEASE PARTY!
Opening Set w/ Matt Volkmann

Don't miss out on this exclusive event! These two locally grown artists are extremely talented. This is also the "CD RELEASE PARTY!" for Ryne's 3rd Album "Under The Willow Tree" - Come see the show and get a CD!

 “We hear a master storyteller at work in which the songs are dripping with melancholy. The songs sound like gems in my ears. They should really appeal to every music lover. The warm voice of Doughty and the intensity of his compositions will force you to repeated listening to this fine debut.”

— Johan Schoenmakers, Alt Country Forum

Saturday, March 2nd, 8:00 PM
Terry McCauley

A heavy dose of ‘60s and ‘70s pop and rock ballads is what you would expect to hear at a Terry McCauley show. His voice and acoustic guitar cover tunes from the likes of America, Bee Gees, John Denver, Neil Diamond, Herman’s Hermits, REO Speedwagon, ELO, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot and Harry Chapin. While his guitar is usually all he needs, McCauley occasionally turns into a tambourine man or asks for help from the audience. The one-man show also turns into a group act with guest singers and musicians. Performing throughout Eastern Iowa for more than 15 years, McCauley has been a mainstay at the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival the past 12 years and the Lisbon Sauerkraut Days the past nine. McCauley’s repertoire is impressive. He brings well over 300 songs to a show and recently performed nine straight three and a half-hour shows, without repeating a song.​